Pre-Move Checklist

1 Pro Moving will help make your move stress free move. Here are most of the things you’ll need to attend to before your move.

One Month

  • Visit your bank and advise them of your moving plans so that they can offer recommendations for a financial institution in your area and change address information on your current accounts.
  • Notify your doctor(s) and dentist of your move in order to have records and prescriptions transferred. Ask them for referrals in your new community.
  • Find out the school(s) your children will attend and arrange to have their records transferred.
  • If you have pets, arrange for their boarding during your move (you won’t want them underfoot).
  • Notify insurance companies of your move. Transfer your renter’s insurance to ensure immediate coverage.
  • Send change of address to your post office. Send change of address cards to friends, magazines, and creditors.
  • Cancel newspaper delivery and, if applicable, laundry/diaper service.
  • Contact utilities for disconnections and possible deposit refunds due you.
  • Arrange to have utilities connect at new residence.

Two Weeks

  • Pack items of sentimental value and valuable papers that you are going to take yourself.
  • Clean out the refrigerator and cabinets. Prepare meals that use up the food you don’t want to take.
  • Arrange to have your children stay with a baby-sitter, friends or family on moving day.
  • Plan a furniture layout for the movers, showing where things should be in your new home.
  • Pack anything that the movers aren’t packing.
  • Thoroughly clean your apartment to ensure a complete refund of your security deposit.Cancel newspaper delivery and, if applicable, laundry/diaper service.
  • Check with your new rental office to see if there is a freight elevator for moving or for any special move regulations.
  • Take a local phone directory with you.
  • Set up an agenda for moving day.

Final Days

  • Label the boxes that you’ll need right away.
  • Defrost and dry your refrigerator.
  • Give the movers your new telephone number or a number where they can reach you.
  • Check with your present rental office to see if there’s anything special required of you before you depart.
  • Make sure the leasing office will be open at your new community when you arrive, or arrange to have your new keys available.

On Moving Day

  • Take pets to kennel; take children to baby-sitter’s. Try not to mix those up.
  • Prepare to be on hand when the your moving company arrives to direct them.
  • Make a final inspection of your old home to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

When You Arrive

  • Arrange to be at your new home when the movers  arrives.
  • Do direct the movers, but don’t get in their way.
  • Make sure all appliances are functioning and that the electricity and gas are operating properly.

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